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  • Barcelona wanted Neymar, PSG didn’t want to ‘do the deal’ - CEO Oscar Grau

    Barca Blaugranes "Barcelona chief executive officer Oscar Grau reckons the club tried everything they could to sign Neymar in the summer but believes PSG didn’t want to sell. The Spanish champions were linked with all sorts of cash plus player offers for the Brazilian but could not secure a..." September 20

  • Barcelona will sell not buy in January - report

    Barca Blaugranes "Barcelona are reportedly not planning on making any signings in the January transfer window but could look to offload players. The Catalan giants need to balance the books after another summer of spending and so won’t move for Neymar, despite all the rumors to the..." September 20

  • Erling Braut Haaland scouted by Barcelona - report

    Barca Blaugranes "Erling Braut Haaland is apparently being scouted by some pretty big fish. According to Mundo Deportivo and Salzburger Nachrichten, both Manchester United and Barcelona have been peeking at the player as he began his Champions League career this..." September 19

  • Barcelona could face one match behind close doors due to “Antoine Griezmann case”

    Barca Blaugranes "FC Barcelona could face a financial penalty or a match behind closed doors as punishment for speaking with Antoine Griezmann before his contract allowed it. The forward was signed last summer after his release clause was lowered from 200 million euro to just 120..." September 18

  • Napoli's Fabian Ruiz is wanted by Real Madrid, Barcelona and Liverpool

    Daily Mail "A trip to the Stadio San Paolo to face Napoli is a very tricky way for Liverpool to begin the defence of their Champions League crown.  With an inevitably thunderous atmosphere providing a backdrop, Liverpool must stifle the threats of Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne..." September 18

  • Xavi believes Raheem Sterling on course to replace Lionel Messi as the world's best player

    Daily Mirror "Raheem Sterling is on course to eclipse Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the world’s best player, according to Barcelona legend Xavi. Sterling has emerged as one of the finest players in world football, the winger having plundered 25 goals..." September 18

  • Philippe Coutinho says Bayern Munich 'more of a family' than Liverpool or Barcelona

    Liverpool Echo "Philippe Coutinho is settling in well at Bayern Munich and says the German club are 'more of a family' than his previous clubs, Liverpool and Barcelona. The Brazilian left Anfield in January 2018 for £142m after scoring 54 goals in 201 games following his..." September 18

  • David Beckham steps up bid to sign Lionel Messi

    The Sun "DAVID BECKHAM is stepping up his bold bid to sign Lionel Messi for his MLS club Inter Miami FC. Beckham has sent his top man Paul McDonough to London, seeking high level talks with the Argentinian's star's dad and adviser Jorge. The former Manchester..." September 15

  • Neymar jeered then scores stunning PSG winner

    ESPN "Neymar suffered a torrent of abuse on his Paris Saint-Germain return against Strasbourg in Ligue 1 on Saturday after his failed move to Barcelona and ended the match scoring the winner in injury time. The Brazil international started the clash at Parc des Princes and was treated to a..." September 14

  • Gudjohnsen feels that Barcelona wanted Neymar to take pressure off Messi

    Barca Blaugranes "Eidur Gudjohnsen had some pretty insightful quotes this week. You can check out the full quotes here, but the main information to takeaway is his view on how Neymar would have helped Messi. “Messi is still the top player at the moment. If he has an injury, as we have seen..." September 14

  • Marc-Andre ter Stegen says Lionel Messi deserves to be able to decide his future

    Barca Blaugranes "Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen says Lionel Messi deserves to be able to decide his own future and is convinced the GOAT is happy at the Camp Nou. It has emerged this week that Messi has a clause in his contract that allows him to walk away from Barcelona in the..." September 13

  • Dani Alves says he could have returned to Barcelona

    Barca Blaugranes "Dani Alves reckons he had the chance to return to former clubs Barcelona and Juventus during the summer transfer window. The Brazil international left Paris Saint-Germain in June after two years with the Ligue 1 club and signed for Sao Paulo in August. There..." September 13

  • Reds Battle Bayern, Barca, and Madrid for Fabian Ruiz

    LiverPool Offside "Liverpool are one of four European superpowers lined up for Napoli’s Fabian Ruiz, with the Reds set to fight it out with Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, and Barcelona for a chance to sign the 23-year-old Spanish midfielder next summer. That’s the story at least according to..." September 12

  • Lautaro Martinez’s agent could see him at Barcelona with Lionel Messi

    Barca Blaugranes "Inter Milan and Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez is having a pretty great international break. The Inter player has put in 12 goals in only 14 caps on the senior team. He put a hat-trick past Mexico to put some of the international spotlight on himself. His agent has been very..." September 12

  • David Beckham 'makes contact with Lionel Messi' over sensational MLS switch

    Daily Mirror "David Beckham has 'made contact' with Lionel Messi over a sensational move to join his new MLS franchise, according to a report in Spain. Barcelona-based Catalunya Radio claim the England legend has reached out to Messi and regarding a "huge deal" to spearhead Inter..." September 11

  • Javier Bordas says Barcelona ‘will do what we can’ to sign Neymar

    Barca Blaugranes "Barcelona director Javier Bordas says the club “will do what we can” to sign Neymar despite missing out on the Brazilian in the summer transfer window. Neymar’s future dominated the headlines throughout the summer transfer window but Barcelona and PSG could not agree..." September 11

  • Lionel Messi a major doubt for UCL opener

    ESPN "Lionel Messi is expected to miss Barcelona's match against Valencia on Saturday and is a major doubt for next week's Champions League opener at Borussia Dortmund, sources have told ESPN FC. Messi, 32, has not played for Barca since injuring his calf during his first training..." September 11

  • Antoine Griezmann’s dream was to play with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez - Diego Costa

    Barca Blaugranes "Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa says former team-mate Antoine Griezmann always dreamed of playing with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. The France international snubbed a move to the Camp Nou in 2018 but made the switch in the summer transfer window when Barca activated his..." September 11

  • Barcelona spoke to possible replacement in case Semedo left for PSG

    Barca Blaugranes "FC Barcelona got in touch with Emerson in case Nélson Semedo left for Paris Saint-Germain in the last summer transfer window, according to a report by Mundo Deportivo. Semedo was said to be off the table in the Neymar deal according to earlier reports, but this rumor suggests..." September 10

  • Carles Alena was close to summer loan move to Real Betis - report

    Barca Blaugranes "Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena reportedly came close to a late loan move to Real Betis during the summer transfer window. The 21-year-old is believed to have agreed to make the switch near the close of the transfer window but the deal ultimately fell through, according to Canal Sur..." September 10

  • ‘Neymar clearly wanted Barcelona move’ – Filipe Luis says summer speculation told its own story

    Sporting News "Neymar clearly wanted to return to Barcelona over the summer, says fellow Brazilian Filipe Luis, with a domination of transfer gossip columns making it apparent what his future preference was. The 27-year-old forward spent an entire window being linked with moves away from Paris..." September 09

  • Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti laughs off Arsenal and PSG rumors

    Barca Blaugranes "Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti has been talking about summer speculation that saw him linked with Arsenal and PSG and finds the whole thing pretty amusing. The centre-back had a difficult campaign last season. He missed large chunks due to injury and was then benched by Clement..." September 09

  • ‘I taught Messi how to score’ – Maradona claims credit for Barcelona star’s free-kick record

    Sporting News "Lionel Messi is arguably the finest free-kick taker in world football, and Diego Maradona claims he must take some of the credit for the Barcelona star’s stunning record. The 1986 World Cup winner spent time working with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner when in charge..." September 09

  • Barcelona plotting 'life contract' offer to Lionel Messi

    Daily Mirror "Barcelona are plotting to offer a 'life contract' to star man Lionel Messi. The future of the Argentine has been big news since the clubs president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, confirmed the existence of a clause in his contract that Messi could leave for nothing every..." September 08

  • Neymar is not in Barcelona’s plans for January, says Josep Maria Bartomeu

    Barca Blaugranes "Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says Neymar is not in the club’s plans for January and has opened up on their pursuit of the PSG star. Neymar was heavily linked with a Camp Nou return all summer, but a move failed to materialise as Barca and PSG could not agree a..." September 08

  • Former Barcelona, Chelsea & Real Madrid star Samuel Eto’o retires from football

    Fox Sports Asia "Former Barcelona, Chelsea & Real Madrid forward Samuel Eto’o has announced retirement from football after a 22-year long glittering career. The 38-year-old’s last club was Qatar Star League side Qatar SC, which he joined in the summer of 2018 from Turkey’s..." September 07

  • Bartomeu confirms Messi could leave for free in 2020

    Sport English "Lionel Messi's future has been discussed in the last few days because El Pais revealed that he has a clause in his contract which lets him walk away at the end of each season if he feels like it. Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu confirmed that on Barca TV in his interview on Friday..." September 06

  • Barcelona didn't buy Neymar, but he still cost them

    ESPN "At the end of a very long, very hot summer in which it felt like every day was Groundhog Day, another performance played out in public and in the press as if they were all stuck in Punxsutawney. FC Barcelona didn't buy Neymar, but he still cost..." September 06

  • Lionel Messi 'can leave Barcelona for free' at the end of each season due to clause in his contract

    London Evening Standard "Lionel Messi can leave Barcelona for free at the end of any given season, according to a report in El Pais. The Argentine attacker has spent his entire career at the Catalan club and his current deal expires in 2021. He has renewed his contract eight..." September 05

  • Luis Suárez: Neymar did everything possible to return to Barcelona

    Barca Blaugranes "Luis Suárez has confirmed what was widely reported: that Neymar was trying to do everything possible to leave Paris Saint-Germain last summer. A return to Barcelona was rumored, but it never came to be. In an exclusive interview with Fox Sports Radio, the Uruguayan..." September 05

  • Dembélé's reasons for refusing PSG move in 'Operation Neymar'

    AS "Ousmane Dembélé appeared to be the key to making Neymar's return to Barcelona a reality during the summer. The Frenchman, however, did not want to end his Camp Nou experience for a move to Paris and so the credits rolled on the soap opera regarding the..." September 05

  • Juventus waiting in the wings as Ivan Rakitic wants out of his Barcelona escape room

    Football Espana "Juventus had an agreement in place with Ivan Rakitic and will return for him in January, according to AS. The Croatian midfielder, completely overlooked by coach Ernesto Valverde since the season began, is still being tracked by Italian Serie A Champions Juventus. The..." September 05

  • The reasons why Neymar’s Barcelona transfer collapsed to leave Brazilian forward stranded at PSG

    The Independent "Neymar's move to Barcelona ultimately faltered on Ousmane Dembele's "ludicrous" wage demands. Expected to have been the big move at the end of the transfer window, the Brazilian's exit from Paris Saint-Germain ultimately proved too big to..." September 03

  • Barcelona to be reported to FIFA after failing to pay transfer fee for England teen

    Daily Mirror "West Brom are preparing to report Barcelona to FIFA for failing to pay a transfer fee for summer recruit Louie Barry. Catalan giants Barca were ordered to pay £235,000 in compensation for wonderkid Barry - after the striker had snubbed a three year contract to stay at the..." September 03

  • Neymar is 'sad and deeply angry' with PSG over failed Barcelona move as he remains determined to return to Spain

    Daily Mail "Neymar is 'sad and deeply angry' at the failure of a move back to Barcelona from PSG.  The Brazilian pushed desperately to re-join his old side but nothing materialised and the transfer window slammed shut with the 27-year-old still in..." September 03

  • PSG ask ultras to take it easy on Neymar after failed Barça bid

    AS "Neymar’s summer-long bid to engineer an exit from the Parc des Princes appears to have fizzled out with the player admitting defeat in his attempt to secure a move back to Barcelona and PSG are already working to ensure that the Brazilian star does not face further opprobrium from..." September 01

  • Barca, PSG end Neymar negotiations

    ESPN "Barcelona have given up their pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar but will make a renewed effort to sign the Brazilian superstar next summer, sources have told ESPN FC. Sources close to the Ligue 1 champions also confirmed on Saturday that the deal is off and that Neymar..." August 31

  • Juan Miranda leaves Barcelona for two-year loan at Schalke

    Barca Blaugranes "Barcelona confirmed on Friday that left-back Juan Miranda has joined Schalke on a two-year loan. The 19-year-old was expected to depart in the summer transfer window after the arrival of Junior Firpo as back-up to Jordi Alba. The teenager will now get the chance to impress..." August 31

  • Barcelona Reject PSG Demands in Bid for Neymar Return

    Bleacher Report "Neymar's potential return to the Camp Nou has reportedly hit a major obstacle after Barcelona rebuffed Paris Saint-Germain's proposal that would allow them to buy back their former star. ESPN FC reported Barcelona were not willing to meet PSG's valuation of the..." August 30

  • Neymar ready to work with PSG as Barcelona and Real Madrid plot late moves

    The Independent "Neymar has made it known to Paris Saint-Germain he is willing to knuckle down and mend relationships if he does not get a move to Barcelona or Real Madrid before the summer window. Barcelona have been negotiating with the French champions over the..." August 30

  • Signing soon: Barcelona and PSG reach agreement over Neymar transfer just days before deadline

    Caught Off Side "Barcelona and PSG have reportedly reached an agreement for the transfer of Brazilian superstar Neymar ahead of Monday’s deadline. European clubs have until September 2nd in order to get any last-minute deals over the line, and amidst this, it seems like Neymar it set to rejoin..." August 29

  • LAFC's Carlos Vela agreed to join Barcelona in January

    ESPN "LAFC forward Carlos Vela has said he had accepted a move to Barcelona in January, before the Catalan side opted for Kevin-Prince Boateng instead. Boateng made the surprise move to Camp Nou during the winter transfer window as a back-up forward for the..." August 29

  • PSG 'reject Barcelona's offer of £118m plus three players for Neymar' after two days of intense talks

    Daily Mail "Paris Saint-Germain 'have rejected Barcelona's offer for Neymar' after two days of intense negotiations. With the European transfer window set to close on Monday, Barca made a final push to try and secure the Brazilian's return to the Nou..." August 29

  • PSG and Barcelona agree Neymar transfer fee but payment plan still to be decided

    Daily Mirror "Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain have an outlined price set over the transfer of Neymar, but negotiations continue over the terms of the deal. Barca CEO Oscar Grau, sporting director Eric Abidal, technical secretary Javier Bordas and Brazilian scout Andre..." August 28

  • Ousmane Dembele's Agent Says Player Will Stay at Barca Amid PSG, Neymar Rumours

    Bleacher Report "Moussa Sissoko, the agent for Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele, has dismissed speculation suggesting the player will leave the club for Paris Saint-Germain this summer. According to Le Parisien (h/t B/R Football), PSG would be open to allowing Neymar to join the..." August 28

  • Report: Barcelona 'Confident' of Completing Neymar Transfer Before Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Barcelona are confident of bringing Neymar back to the club after talks on Tuesday with Paris Saint-Germain. According to Goal, Barca CEO Oscar Grau travelled to the French capital with a delegation and reportedly offered the Ligue 1 champions €160 million..." August 27

  • Barcelona back in Paris for Neymar transfer talks and could offer Ousmane Dembele in player-plus-cash deal

    London Evening Standard "A delegation of Barcelona directors flew to Paris on Tuesday for what could be final negotiations in their attempt to sign Neymarfrom Paris Saint-Germain this summer. Footage from Catalan TV station TV3 showed Barca sporting director Eric Abidal, CEO Oscar..." August 27

  • Sources: Barca to present third Neymar bid

    ESPN "Barcelona representatives travelled to Paris on Tuesday to make a third offer for Neymar after seeing their first two rejected by Paris Saint-Germain, sources have told ESPN FC. Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu met with his board on Monday to work on a new formula which..." August 27

  • PSG boss Thomas Tuchel tells Neymar to snub Barcelona transfer and stay

    Express "Paris Saint-Germain are still listening to offers for Neymar, who is desperate to leave the club this summer. The Brazilian superstar wants to leave Paris and return to Barcelona, but it seems unlikely that the French champions will let him go. Barcelona and Real..." August 27

  • Lionel Messi has been twice as good as Cristiano Ronaldo in the modern era

    Business Insider "Lionel Messi is twice as good as Cristiano Ronaldo. At least that's according to a supercomputer developed by scientists at the University of Leuven. The Belgian brainiacs, alongside Dutch firm "SciSports," used an algorithm that logs every action both players..." August 25